Title - The Legislative Assembly of Tonga
Powers of the Legislative Assembly
The King and the Legislative Assembly together have the power to enact laws and the approval of the Legislative Assembly is needed for:
- taxation and customs duties,
- the government's budget each year
- Annual Reports - The Ministry and other organs of "government" by statute are also required to report to the Legislative Assembly on various matters.
The King and the Legislative Assembly shall have power to enact laws, and the representatives of the nobles and the representatives of the people shall sit as one House.
When the Legislative Assembly shall have agreed upon any Bill which has been read and voted for by a majority three times it shall be presented to the King for his sanction and after receiving his sanction and signature it shall become law upon publication.
Votes shall be given by raising the hand or by standing up in division or by saying "Aye" or "No"
Members of the Legislative Assembly - Members of Parliament of Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga is made up of elected representatives of the nobles, elected representatives of the people, plus any appointed Ministers (up to 4 may be appointed).